What Is Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

Q:
What is cerebral venous sinus thrombosis?

A:
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is the presence of a blood clot in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain.

Common symptoms of CVST include headache, abnormal vision, weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, seizures, etc.

Several factors can cause CVST, such as meningitis, sickle cell anemia, dehydration, homocystinuria, nephrotic syndrome, pregnancy, particular blood disorders, etc.

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